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Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Return to the Hundred Acre Wood"

Not long ago
"Return to the Hundred Acre Wood"
by David Benedictus, Decorations by Mark Burgess
Became available my first thought was "You must be joking"
Q) Its been how many years?
A) Eighty years
I was not going to buy this book I loved the original there is no way they could bring back this wonderful bear with all it's friends & relations and make me happy.
Well I was wrong, while in B&N on a rainy day I spotted the book pick it up and read the introduction.
I new I was going to buy it after that moment and I have been enjoying reading it ever since.
My first encounter with this bear was not the original book. It was Disney's animated version
I always enjoyed the illustration (decorations) by Ernest H. Shepard
But in truth I never read the story until my late twenties.
Back when I worked at the animation studio I had a Walkmans with AM/Fm radios built in.
I found myself listening to a children station on the AM dial
(of course I did not tell anyone I was listening to a kids station)
and hearing for the first time the audio version
Winne the Pooh stories written by A.A. Milne
told by Peter Dennis
I truly fell in love with it then and have been a fan ever since,
"Return to the Hundred Acre Wood"
is also a joy to read and I'm a fan of this book as well.


  1. I love Winnie the Pooh, too. I'll have to check out the "Return to the Hundred Acre Wood".

  2. I didn't read the book until my late twenties (I'm now 37). I loved Eeyore's character as he came across as less gloomy and more of a smartie-tartie. :) I'll have to check out this new book, too. It sounds marvelous!


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